AssistiveTouch is an Accessibility option. This feature allows you a one tap access to “canned” shortcuts. You no longer have to swipe through pages or visit your first or last page for certain options. Let’s explore how to enable and use this feature.
This is for the iPhone and iPad
To use AssistiveTouch you need to enable the feature. First, launch Settings. Refer to below image:
In Settings, locate and tap Accessibility. See below image:
Now, in Accessibility, tap Touch. See following image:
In Touch settings, tap AssistiveTouch. Refer to below image where the option is already turned On:
In AssistiveTouch, tap the toggle to turn it On. See below image:
When you flip the toggle beside AssistiveTouch, a special button (that resembles a rounded gray rectangle with a white circle in the middle) will appear near the edge of the screen. (This button does not appear in a screenshot). It will be translucent until pressed. You can drag it around the edge of the screen with your finger to reposition it. Next, exit Settings.
Now, locate and tap the button to preview the main AssistiveTouch screen. From here, lets tap the Device button. See following image:
To access other shortcuts, tap the 3-dot menu button. Refer to below image:
Now, you will see the last screen under the Device button. See below image:
Next, just tap an empty space in the shortcuts screen to go back, or tap the Back Arrow in the center until the AssistiveTouch screen disappears.
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